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CHICAGO – Ambience plays a critical role in customers choosing a dining experience, according to industry research. Of course, quality, service, convenience and value are also important drivers.

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Total Restaurant Visits Dip in First Quarter

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Casual Dining Still Struggles

Families with Kids Continue to Cut Down on Restaurant Visits

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